Action shot from the project workshop in Perth
Co-ordinated Interprofessional Curriculum Renewal for eHealth Capability in Clinical Health Professional Degrees
As part of the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) project on curriculum renewal to include ehealth capabilities in clinical health profession degrees, 4 national workshops were run in February 2012 in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.
These workshops were a great success, bringing together coordinators and directors of a wide range of entry level health profession degrees from across Australia, such as medicine, pharmacology, physiotherapy, nursing, radiography, dentistry, social work, psychology, speech pathology and genetic counselling (to mention just a few of the fields represented).
With a number of expert panellists from academia, government and industry, and participants from a variety of disciplines, the workshops provided a forum for robust discussions around the next steps to building ehealth capability for future clinical health professionals. The breadth of participant familiarity with eHealth concepts was also fairly varied, meaning there were elements of interprofessional education for participants themselves.
The National EHealth Transition Authority (NEHTA) also complemented the workshops by presenting a session on the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR).
The project website http://clinicalinformaticseducation.pbworks.com contains more information on the project and its activities.